Anxiously anticipating for nine long months, we welcomed a baby boy into the family! The emotion experienced was like no other. There were tears, laughter, shaking, hugs and hyperventilation. Everyone was affected in the deepest way.
Arriving at the hospital, we learned he had arrived and was in the nursery. That’s all it took as we jumped out of the vehicle and started a fast walk toward the front door. Post Covid, hospitals are more secure, and the lady offered me a mask. Next, they buzzed me into the Women’s Center, and I made it to the nursery within minutes of his birth. Peering into the nursery, there he was — a beautiful baby boy looking much like the baby boy I gave birth to 40 years ago and my grandson who was also born in this hospital 20 years ago.
When the life of a family is continued through birth, it is a joyous event that humbles you to your knees. The miracle of seeing that little face and knowing he came straight from God is more that you can comprehend. It reminded me of the generations that came before him that are no longer with us, yet I know he was chosen by God for and by our family. Not a coincidence, I dreamed about my mother last night knowing how happy she is seeing the continuation of the family through the birth of her great-great-grandson.
“Every child begins the world again.” -Henry David Thoreau
A birth is a new beginning for the family. The wonderment and dreams of all that will take place in the future immediately comes to the forefront. It is a joy like no other seeing the parents embrace their newborn baby and the start of their family. It is a new beginning with them surrounded by all of their loving family. The arrival of a new baby is exhilarating — newborns represent life, hope, and the promise of love.
Remember my friends and readers, embrace 1 Samuel 1:27-28, “For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore, I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord. And he worshiped the Lord there.”
Love God and all people. Amen.